Saigon Rose is a Vietnamese restaurant that stands apart, even in the congested and competitive culinary market of Melbourne. Located just a short walk from Prahran train station in – you guessed it – Prahran, they are purveyors of superb pho, seafood and noodle dishes, as well as a destination for all kinds of Asian curries. Dander over to Chapel Street, near the cross with High Street: just make sure you get a table by booking one in advance.
Melbourne is a paradise for those who love Vietnamese food – as good as anywhere in Australia – and on the eastern side of the city, in Prahran, one can find some of the finest examples around. One such restaurant is Saigon Rose, where they create southern Vietnamese specialities and serve them to all and sundry from their address on Chapel Street. Those travelling over can take the tram to High Street/Chapel Street, or the train to Prahran station: cheaper than flying to Vietnam, for sure.
The menu is as packed with Vietnamese favourites as one would expect. Pho comes in various forms, but you’d be remiss not to pick from the beef options: they do brisket, meatballs and sliced variants, or one with all three together. Throw in a few starters – spring rolls, fried wontons, soft shell crab, for for example – and you’ve got yourself a full on feast of a feed. Reserve ahead at Saigon Rose on Chapel Street in Prahran to make sure you get yourself a table.
Great food and service with a smile. Very reasonably priced and certainly will be going again. It was a very pleasant experience. Highly recommended it.
The food was exceptional. Best Vietnamese restaurant in Melbourne. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you to Hung and his attentive staff for looking after us. Saigon Rose has old school hospitality.
Lovely food and was great service, the food was very quick to come out. The waiters/waitresses are very nice too. Would go there again definitely recommend!